Salmon and Queenies

Laxey Wheel

This recipe is very appropriate for the Manx seaside village of Laxey (Manx: Laksaa) combining as it does Salmon and Queenies. The name Laksaa is derived from Old Norse Laxa meaning Salmon River. ‘Queenie’ is the name given by Manx people to the Queen Scallop (Manx: Roagan).

Ingredients for two:

  • 6 rashes of Manx cured bacon with rind removed.
  • 2 salmon fillets
  • 8 oz Manx Queenies
  • 1 Manx Onion
  • 2 glasses of dry white wine
  • A portion of chopped garlic
  • A dash of fresh lemon
  • 5 fluid ounces of double cream
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 tablespoons of grated Manx cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper

Place the salmon into separate loose foil parcels having put a splash of lemon and wine (using half of one glass), then one tablespoon spoon of butter and the garlic on each. With the oven at a temperature of 180 degrees C place the salmon to bake for ten minutes. Using a large frying pan very lightly fry the chopped onions and bacon. Then with the heat increased add the queenies stirring the mixture together for a minute. Put in the remainder of the wine simmering to reduce just a little. Take from the heat and add and stir in the cream so thickening the sauce. Add seasoning as desired.

Take the salmon from the oven and parcels, putting then into a shallow over dish with any of the remaining juices going into the sauce. Pour the queenie, onion and bacon sauce over the salmon. Cover with the grated cheese and grill until golden.  Accompanied by a slice of lemon and seasonal Manx vegetables, salad and new potatoes.

This recipe was kindly provided by the Marine Hotel, Peel, Isle of Man

Marine Hotel

Mick Hewer, licensee of the Marine Hotel, The Promenade, Peel, Isle of Man has kindly supplied two recipe suggestions to Transceltic.

Mick Hewer

The Marine Hotel pride itself on serving fresh Manx produce. The Marine also has two bars and serves traditional Manx Ales and Guest Beers.

Mick’s suggested recipes are based on two from a book by Friends of Laxey School "A Taste of the Isle of Man: Family Recipes Celebrating Manx Produce". This book was produced to raise funds for Scoill Laksaa (Laxey School) and contains other great recipes ideas that use Manx produce. A book definitely worth getting.



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